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Weird… California City of 150,000 Rolls Out Armored Death Machine Complete with Machine Gun Turret

Gateway Pundit

Welcome to Salinas, California. It’s a community of only 150,000 people and the owner of the military assault death machine. salinas po death machine

That’s right, a city of less than a quarter million owns a rolling death machine complete with a machine gun turret on top. What the hell would they need that for?

Here’s another shot of the armored monster.
salinas rescue vehicle

The Salinas Police Department made its new armored rescue vehicle available for public viewing on Tuesday in front of City Hall. Police said the ARV, acquired and customized at very low cost to the city, will provide protection and rescue capabilities to officers and civilians in high-risk situations. (The Californian)

The vehicle was obtained through the US government’s 1033 program established as a means of reallocating government equipment for use by law enforcement.

Kung Fu Quip has more on the militarization of police forces.

9th Circuit: The Second Amendment Protects The Right to Carry a Gun

WALLPAPER - CHUCK NORRIS

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Another Court that can find the Second Amendment

Via NRO

A big decision from the 9th Circuit today. Per Eugene Volokh: The court concludes that California’s broad limits on both open and concealed carry of loaded guns — with no “shall-issue” licensing regime that assures law-abiding adults of a right to get licenses, but only a “good cause” regime under which no license need be given — “impermissibly infringe[] on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.”

In other words, one has the right to carry a gun. The state can elect to recognize this by permitting either “shall-issue” concealed-carry or “shall-issue” open carry, but it cannot restrict or prohibit both.

The key part, as noted by Ace of Spades’s Gabriel Malor, is this:

The Second Amendment secures the right not only to “keep” arms but also to “bear” them—the verb whose original meaning is key in this case. Saving us the trouble of pulling the eighteenth-century dictionaries ourselves, the Court already has supplied the word’s plain meaning: “At the time of the founding, as now, to ‘bear’ meant to ‘carry.’” Heller, 554 U.S. at 584.3 Yet, not “carry” in the ordinary sense of “convey[ing] or transport[ing]” an object, as one might carry groceries to the check-out counter or garments to the laundromat, but “carry for a particular purpose—confrontation.” Id.

The circuit courts are split on this question, and it is likely that this — or a case like it — will make its way to the Supreme Court before long. The full opinion is here.

No, an illegal immigrant should not be admitted to the bar

American Thinker

We just learned that California is doing something rather unusual. They are allowing an illegal immigrant to join the state bar:

 

“As a teenager in Northern California, Sergio Garcia worked in the almond fields and in a grocery store, earning his way through college and then law school.

He passed the California bar exam on his first try, something just half of all candidates do.  

But when it came time to apply for his law license, Mr. Garcia encountered a formidable hurdle: Because he had come from Mexico illegally, he could not become a lawyer.   

That changed Thursday when the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a law passed last fall by the Legislature allowed Mr. Garcia, 36, to be admitted to the state bar and practice law.

What it did not do is address the fact that under federal law, no law firm, business or public agency can legally hire him.”

 

Let’s look at this story because it speaks volumes about the cowardice of the liberal elites running California over the cliff.

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Gov. Brown gets $24 million to carry out gun grabs

American Thinker

How  many innocent gun owners are going to get caught up in this dragnet? The fact  is, this law is a disaster waiting to happen and Californians are going to  suffer for it.

LA  Times:

The  state will send dozens of new agents into California  neighborhoods this summer  to confiscate nearly 40,000 handguns and  assault rifles from people barred by  law from owning firearms, officials  said Wednesday.

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Atheists intimidate Santa Monica into eliminating Nativity… And So the War on Christmas and Freedom of Religion Continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.

The atheist’s anti-God message alongside a life-sized nativity display in a park overlooking the beach ignited a debate that burned brighter than any Christmas candle.

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Hundreds ride with boy to show support for his U.S.-flag-decorated bike after school banned it

CA Court: Illegal Aliens Entitled To In-State Tuition

The Los Angeles Times

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that illegal immigrants may continue to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state’s colleges and universities rather than pay the higher rates charged to those who live out of state.

In a ruling written by Justice Ming W. Chin, one of the panel’s more conservative members, the state high court said a California law that guarantees the lower tuition for students who attend California high schools for at least three years and graduate does not conflict with a federal prohibition on giving illegal immigrants educational benefits based on residency.

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Calif. School Orders Boy to Remove American Flag From Bike

The Blaze

Cody Alicea, 13, likes to fly a small American flag on his bike in honor of veterans such as his grandfather, Robert. He’s been doing it for two months. But now, the school he attends has ordered him to remove the flag citing “racial tensions.”

“In this country we’re supposed to be free,” said Cody, who attends Denair Middle School near Sacramento, CA. “And I should be able to wave my flag wherever I want to. And they‘re telling me I can’t.”

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Mystery Contrail Off California Coast

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Military is scrambling to find out what was seen in skies over Los Angeles last night after a local CBS news helicopter captured video that appears to show a major missile or rocket launch from the Pacific Ocean just north of Santa Catalina Island.

The video shows an enormous condensation trail following a brightly lit object, similar to images seen during a space launch.

Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters the video is so far “unexplained” by anyone in the U.S. Military. The military is examining the video provided by KCBS news and officials say they hope to have answers soon.

The Missile Defense Agency told Fox News it did not launch any test missile last night that could explain the dramatic images. The Navy and the Air Force were also unable to offer an explanation.

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